I have this red dirt pine body that I screwed up 1st time around. The neck pocket angle to the string thru holes alignment was off, and instead of enlarginging the string thru holes and moving the bridge, made the noob mistake of tryinh to change the angle of the pocket. Made a mess. Assembled the guitar had a big gap on one side and I just couldn't live with it so I scrapped the body and did a GFS pawlonia instead on that build.
But I saved the pine body. It was finished in shellac/nitro/wax, that Ive sanded back. I took some filler to the neck pocket and have gotten my alignment issues worked out. I have this cheapo GFS neck for it(gonna practice my fretwork and nut skills on it). Have a single GFS rail & black single ply esquire guard for it.
I want to select a color that will best cover the bondo around the neck pocket.
I was thinking black, have some Dupicolor primer and flat black, but now Im having 2nd thoughts, thinking this thing might look nice in some kinda red. IDK.
Whatever color I pick it needs to cover the filler well.
So what would yall do? Anything special I should do to prep wood filler to hide it? Would one solid color do a better job than another?
If I go with red, I'd need white primer right? No spray equipment, this will have to be a cheap(no reranch) rattlecan job. That means something auto store Dupicolor if I go nitro. I an't skeered of enamel tho. I've done one git in Krylon satin, carefully, and it turned out fine. Krylon comes in some really cool colors too, plus its cheap and you dont have to wait around on it to cure. (I am very aware of the pitfalls of enamel).
I am a little wary of metallics tho, never sprayed em. And Dupicolors are mostly metallic cept for black and white.
This fretboard is kinda light rosewood, with quite a bit of pattern in it.